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Robbie Ray | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 12 (0) / WAS
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Robbie Ray was hit hard in a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on eight hits over three-plus innings.
On the plus side, Ray did manage to rack up five strikeouts while walking just two on the afternoon. He cruised through the first two innings unscathed before allowing three runs in the third and another pair before he was chased in the fourth. Ray will carry a 3.38 ERA and troublesome 1.59 WHIP into Friday's start against the Rockies. Apr 24 - 9:41 PM

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Robbie Ray was fantastic in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Giants, firing six innings of scoreless ball while striking out eight.

Ray scattered five hits over his six innings of work, with two walks on the side. We have seen flashes from the southpaw at times earlier this season -- in his last start, he tossed six shutout innings against the Dodgers before faltering slightly in the seventh -- but this was his best overall outing through three starts. He has yet to surrender more than two runs in an outing. If the 24-year-old can keep the walks down on a consistent basis, he could be primed for a breakout campaign. Ray will play host to the Pirates next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 20 - 1:27 AM

Robbie Ray pitched with controlled chaos in earning a no-decision against the Dodgers on Thursday, walking five over 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

Ray scattered just four hits while striking out six. He had blanked the Dodgers through six innings, but the seventh would not be so kind. The 24-year-old southpaw opened the frame allowing a single to Trayce Thompson. After an A.J. Ellis flyout, Ray then walked Austin Barnes. He would cede way to reliever Randall Delgado after the free pass. Delgado would then allow a pair of RBI hits to close out the scoring on Ray's line. While we like him as an under-the-radar rotation option with upside in deeper mixed leagues, the walks issued on Thursday were not anomalous. He has walked nine through 12 1/3 innings in his first two starts and has a career BB/9 of 3.5 in 162 2/3 innings. He will try to rage against the walk when he toes the road rubber against the Giants in his next scheduled start.
Apr 15 - 12:52 AM

Robbie Ray yielded two runs and four hits in six innings Friday against the Cubs.

Ray walked four and hit a batter, but the Cubs struggled to make him pay. Their only runs came in the third on a bases-loaded walk to Jason Heyward and an RBI groundout from Ben Zobrist. Ray is a fringy mixed-league option right now, but he has some upside. He does need to cut down on the walks.
Apr 9 - 1:05 AM

Robbie Ray allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings, striking out six, against the Royals on Saturday.

Ray gave up three hits and walked three in his final appearance before the start of the regular season. Ray earned a spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation this spring with a 3.50 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 18 innings of work. The southpaw has some upside and should be considered as a back-end option in deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 2 - 6:07 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale confirmed Monday that Robbie Ray will be the team's fifth starter.

It was the expected decision, especially after Zack Godley was optioned to the minors on Monday. Ray has posted a 3.95 ERA and 14/5 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings this spring and allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings in a minor league game on Monday. Coming off a 3.52 ERA with 8.4 K/9 over 23 starts last season, he's worth a try in deeper fantasy formats.
Mar 28 - 9:12 PM

Robbie Ray surrendered four runs on five hits over four innings in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Three of the four runs Ray allowed came home on a pair of homers by Giants slugger Brandon Belt. Ray struck out five and walked two on the afternoon. Through four spring starts, he has pitched to a 3.95 ERA with a 14/3 K/BB ratio across 13 2/3 innings. Ray is not guaranteed of a rotation spot, but if he can win it, he would hold worth as a late-round or waiver wire selection in a deeper NL-only league.
Mar 23 - 8:08 PM

Robbie Ray delivered three shutout innings in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Angels.

Ray also looked sharp in his spring debut last Thursday versus the Rockies, allowing just one hit over two scoreless frames. The 24-year-old left-hander is in the lead for the final spot in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation, but it's early and he has some pretty good competition in Archie Bradley and Zack Godley. That will be a storyline to track all spring.
Mar 8 - 9:17 PM

Robbie Ray was excellent in his first start of the spring Thursday against the Rockies, allowing one hit over two scoreless frames.

Ray gave up a double to begin his outing, but he retired the next six hitters he faced, including three via the strikeout. As Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic notes, one of the strikeouts came on a changeup, which is a pitch he’s working on this spring. The 24-year-old is an interesting name to keep an eye on after posting a 3.52 ERA with 8.4 K/9 over 23 starts during his first full season in the majors last year.
Mar 3 - 6:57 PM

Robbie Ray will compete for the No. 5 spot in the Diamondbacks starting rotation this spring.

Manager Chip Hale already announced Rubby De La Rosa will be the No. 4 starter. That leaves only one spot for Ray, Archie Bradley and Zack Godley. Ray should have the upper hand after making 23 starts last season. The 24-year-old got off to a strong start in 2015 but faded down the stretch with a 2-8 record and a bloated 4.40 ERA in the second half.
Feb 22 - 11:03 AM

Robbie Ray limited the Astros to two runs on Sunday, striking out eight over 4 1/3 innings.

Ray had the opportunity to play spoiler the Astros' playoff chances and he did an admirable job of it, as the Diamondbacks ultimately won 5-3. All was not lost for the boys from Houston, though, as they secured the second Wild Card slot thanks to the Angels' loss to the Rangers. But enough about them. The 24-year-old Ray struck out eight and walked one over his 4 1/3 innings of work. He finishes up the 2015 season holding a respectable 3.52 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 119/49 K/BB ratio across 127 2/3 innings. The numbers are very nice and it will be interesting to see how Ray develops entering next season.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:36:00 PM

Robbie Ray yielded three runs (two earned) over six innings but got a no-decision as the Diamondbacks needed 11 innings to defeat the Rockies on Tuesday.

Ray allowed two runs in the first inning, and Carlos Gonzalez tacked on a solo homer in the third. On the evening, he gave up seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. In 22 starts this year, the lefty has a 3.50 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 111/48 K/BB ratio over 123 1/3 innings. Ray will make his final start of the season at home against the Astros.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 01:30:00 AM

Robbie Ray tossed six shutout innings versus the Dodgers on Tuesday to pick up the win.

Ray scattered three hits (all singles) and a pair of walks while striking out seven in the effort. It's only the 10th time in 21 starts he's been able to finish the sixth inning. The lefty has a 3.53 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 108/46 K/BB ratio over 117 1/3 innings. Ray will wrap up a road trip against the Padres next.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:10:00 AM

Robbie Ray allowed four runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Padres.

He walked three, more of the same. Ray's control is wavering on him at the end of the long season. He had issued 29 free passes across 51 2/3 innings in his last 10 outings, though to be fair he had 1.72 ERA over his last three. Ray falls to 4-12 with a 3.72 ERA.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 12:34:00 AM

Robbie Ray worked five scoreless innings in the Diamondbacks' rout of the Dodgers on Friday.

It would have been nice to see Ray work a little deeper after being handed such a big early lead, but it took him 95 pitches to get through five. He ended up allowing two hits, walking three and striking out two. He's now 4-11 with a 3.54 ERA.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 01:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Tyler Clippard
3Daniel Hudson
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Josh Collmenter
7Enrique Burgos
8Keith Hessler
9Jake Barrett